Paediatric Neurologist and Chief, Division of Neurology, Nemours Children’s Hospital. Orlando, USA

Dr. Richard Finkel is a child neurologist with expertise in pediatric neuromuscular disorders. He received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, then trained in Pediatrics, Neurology and Neuromuscular Disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Finkel held positions at Children’s Hospital Colorado and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia prior to moving in 2012 to Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, where he now serves as the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology and is Professor of Neurology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. His clinical and research focus has been on pediatric neuromuscular disorders, where he provides clinical care and performs clinical research in infants and children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders. His research interests have focused upon defining the contemporary natural history of these disorders, generation of standard-of-care guidelines, development of outcome measures and biomarkers, newborn screening and the conduct of clinical trials. Dr. Finkel has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed medical manuscripts and book chapters. He serves as an associate editor for Swaiman’s Pediatric Neurology textbook and for two neuromuscular journals. Dr. Finkel received the Sidney Carter award in Pediatric Neurology from the American Academy of Neurology in 2018.

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